Who is at Risk for a heart attack in the heat?

Man at a construction site is saying, "Working outside puts me at risk."

Many people don’t know that they are at increased risk for serious health problems like heart attacks, stroke, and kidney failure when the weather heats up. Now is the time to find out if you at higher risk and get ready. If you’re a parent or caregiver, plan ways to keep children, older adults, and […]

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Expanding vaccination to older adults in King County

Senior woman getting a vaccine from her doctor in her home during a house visit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All older adults in Washington state over the age of 65 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. People 50 and older who live in multigenerational households are also eligible if they meet certain conditions. Due to limited supply of vaccine, not everyone will be able to access a vaccine right away. Access will improve as the supply chain widens and providers in King County receive more doses. Learn how to get vaccinated in King County and read more about the expanded vaccination eligibility.

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Protecting residents in long-term care facilities – progress and challenges

A looming heartbreak in the coronavirus pandemic is the impact of the virus on people living in long-term care facilities such as skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes. Locally and nationally, the biggest outbreaks have been in these facilities, which house and care for more than 12,000 people in King County.

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Staying connected while staying at home: Tips for older adults

Are you an older adult or do you have older adults in your life that you love? Protecting ourselves and those we love by staying apart is hard. Here are few ways that older adults can stay safe and healthy while still connecting with friends and family!

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